Some real life thoughts on belonging and togetherness.

Our ember conversation — belonging and togetherness In our little Ember-sphere, we've had some super helpful [I think they're helpful] conversations around the idea of belonging. We are all working toward the goals of the organization, which are narrow and specific, but we are also becoming good friends in the process. So, our topic of … Continue reading Some real life thoughts on belonging and togetherness.

What about me? Church as Family. A conversation for the outliers.

What about me? [Church as Family] In my article, Church family? Or maybe we just call it family?, I spoke mainly to those who find themselves within a more typical church structure — gathering on Sunday to worship together and to hear a message, meeting on Wednesdays for small groups. But there are also followers of … Continue reading What about me? Church as Family. A conversation for the outliers.

Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — The Value of Responding from Love …If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love (John 15, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Read through this scripture several times, take note of what impacts you as … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (John 15:9, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). This is such a profound statement found in scripture. So, let’s not move past it too quickly. Jesus says that in the same way … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Authentic Church. Is this really about structure?

A Conversation of Authentic Church. We can begin here. Authentic church. I have had some really helpful and insightful [along with some challenging and difficult] conversations around the topic of church. Some of these conversations are based on articles I've written, if you missed them the first time around, here are a few you're welcome … Continue reading Authentic Church. Is this really about structure?